You can use the electric parking brake to slow or stop your vehicle in an emergency.
  1. Pull the switch up and hold it.
The electric parking brake continues to slow your vehicle down unless you release the switch.
The red warning lamp illuminates, a tone sounds and the stoplamps turn on when you use the electric parking brake in an emergency.
Note:   Do not apply the electric parking brake when your vehicle is moving, except in an emergency. If you repeatedly use the electric parking brake to slow or stop your vehicle, you could cause damage to the brake system.